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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 12th May 2021
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émeute or emeute eh-MEURT or ee-MEWT

Popular uprising, seditious revolt, disturbance, uproar.

Still, there was a strong lurking suspicion that the emeute of the negroes had only been temporarily suppressed, and awful forebodings of fire and of blood spread a gloom on the minds of all.

John Benwell, An Englishman's Travels in America: His Observations Of Life And Manners In The Free And Slave States Amazon

How can I speak to her of love, when I am on the verge of this émeute at Aldershot?

Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright, The King's Men: A Tale of To-morrow. Amazon

I did not foresee that two hours later a procession roaring "Mourir pour la Patrie" under the windows of the Hôtel des Affaires Étrangères would be fired into by accident, and that the émeute of February, 1848, would be converted into a revolution.

E.W. Latimer, The Price of Safety in Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880.
Lippincott's Magazine

No manager of a theatre, a man of the world engaged in the acquisition of his livelihood, unless guaranteed by the license of the Censor, dare risk the presentment before a mixed audience of that which might cause an emeute among his clients.

John Galsworthy, The Inn of Tranquility - Studies and Essays: About Censorship. Inn of Tranquility

In December, 1851, he was in Paris, on leave of absence, and was severely and dangerously wounded by accident, during the emeute or revolutionary outbreak in that month.

Mr Justice Grier, U.S. Supreme Court, U S v. JONES, 59 U.S. 92 (1855). US Supreme Court

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